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A Leader’s Gift

As a parent, you may feel like leadership in your home is a burden you must carry or a duty you must endure. And the ups and downs of home life can even make you question your ability to lead as a mom or dad. In his book, A Leader’s Gift, Barry Banther says “Leadership isn’t something you just do; it’s someone you become.” This could not be truer in the world of parenting. So don’t just set your mind on the daily...
Jul 12, 2019 / Inspirational

5 Ways to Gut Check Your Priorities in Life

How you spend your time reveals a lot about who you are and what you value. So to find out the truth, here are 3 ways to gut check your priorities in life. First, make a list of your priorities. Write out what you value in life—things like your family, your career, or your hobbies. Second, make a list of how you actually spend your time. Be honest about the functional priorities in your life—things like...
May 24, 2019 / Inspirational

3 Things to Do When a Dream Dies

You had aspirations of doing and being something in your life. But, now your dream just isn’t possible. Maybe an accident or illness took your dreams away. Maybe a divorce or financial problems killed your dream. Every day, people are forced to make a choice…hang on to a dead dream or reach for a new one. So how do you deal with the death of a dream? First, allow yourself to grieve. It’s okay to feel badly or even...
May 22, 2019 / Inspirational

Press on Toward Your Goal

Benjamin Mays, mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King, said “The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream. It isn’t a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for.” His point? Set goals and work to achieve them.  No matter how discouraging...
Apr 15, 2019 / Inspirational

How Can You T.A.P. into Your Strengths

In our search for new energy supplies, we are learning more about the value of our natural resources and how to harness and channel them in the right direction. Well, you have a very valuable “natural resource,” and it’s important that you T.A.P. into it. T stands for Take … take a personal inventory of your strengths and write them down. A is for Ask…ask people you trust what they see as your greatest abilities....
Jul 29, 2015 / Inspirational

The Man’s Guide to Being Content

Contentment sometimes seems elusive. It’s something everyone wants, but few know how to get. So today, I’d like to share with you 3 keys to contentment. First, assets do not equal worth. Society constantly says that the more stuff you have, the more value you have. But the truth is that peace and joy is found in giving—not getting. Second, envy is a personal wrecking ball. Until you learn to stop comparing...
Jun 24, 2015 / Inspirational

3 Strategies for Turning Trials into Triumphs with Jeff Kemp

We’re faced with a lot of blitzes in life, but here are 3 strategies for turning your trials into triumphs. First, take a long-term view of your life and the situation that you’re facing, such as illness, losing a loved one, a job loss. Second, be willing to change and become more humble…maybe more of a teammate and less of a solo artist. Third, take your eyes off yourself and focus on others. How can you bless...
Jun 16, 2015 / Inspirational



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